5 Exciting Solo Travel Destinations From New York

Adrika Singh

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New York is a beautiful city to live in and offers exciting options for travelling solo to some nearby locations. If you are a student studying in this ever-happening, active city and planning to take a solo trip then you have come to the right place. This blog is written to make your solo trip from New York the best ever! The blog includes some famous destinations from New York that are affordable too. So, let’s start your journey by first choosing your destination!


New York is a city full of energy and opportunities. Among the many solo travel destinations from New York, Montauk is regarded as one of the best destinations. Located at the east end of the Long Island peninsula, the place is known for its sublime beaches and water sports. It is one of the best destinations, especially during short college vacations. The place is located only 119 miles from New York and a car drive will take anywhere between 2-3 hours to reach here. When you are here, do not miss visiting Ditch Plains Beach. Some other famous attractions you must see here include Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum, Hither Hills State Park, and Montauk Point State Park.

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Philadelphia is a city rich in history with a culinary flair. Sometimes called Philly, the city is the 6th most populous city in the United States. Philly is also a popular tourist destination and an amazing one for a solo trip due to its good transportation and affordable hotels and cafes. The cheesesteaks of the city are something you can’t miss! The famous places you must visit include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Philadelphia Zoo to name a few.

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There are many fun-filled outdoor adventures in New York and if you want to experience some outdoor activities in cities nearby New York then Boston is a good option. Boston is located around 216 miles from New York and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach here. The city’s vibrant atmosphere is something that makes it an exciting destination to indulge in some outdoor activities. Some exciting outdoor adventures in Boston include climbing up the Quincy Quarries and sail boating in Jamaica Pond. Other than this, there are many unique bookshops in Boston for booklovers and some very famous places like Carson Beach and the Museum of Science. 

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Also Read: To know more about famous places in Boston, check out our blog Places to Visit in Boston


Vermont is another attractive solo travel destination from New York. Located 318 miles from New York, it takes around a 6-hour drive to reach here. The place is world-famous for its natural beauty and you must already have seen its mention in one of the episodes of ‘Friends’ when Ross and Emily go to Vermont and “see a deer outside eating fruit from the orchard”! Vermont was always Ross’ favourite place so much so that he tags along with Chandler to go to Vermont when Monica couldn’t. If you are a ‘Friends’ fan or a nature lover you must visit this beautiful state to see its natural landscapes and enchanting beauty and know yourself why Ross could never resist visiting it.

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Washington, D.C.

Another amazing destination close to New York is Washington, D.C. It is a must-visit city and you can either choose it for a solo trip or visit with your friends. It’s on our solo trip list as this city is one of the safest in the United States. There are many important landmarks and historic places here. The must-visit places here include The White House (obviously!), United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington Monument, National Gallery of Art, etc.

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Also Read: If you are into shopping then check out the blog Shopping Districts in the USA

FAQs on Solo Travel Destinations From New York

Is solo travel from New York safe?

Yes, solo travel from New York is safe for students as the city is well-connected to different parts of the United States.

Is travelling solo in New York City safe for students?

A lot of people travel solo in New York and it is considered to be totally safe.

What are some exciting solo travel destinations from New York for students?

Boston, Montauk, Vermont, and Philly are some of the most famous and exciting solo travel destinations from New York for students.

What are some weekend trips from NYC by train?

A few options include Washington, D.C., and Vermont. It should not take more than 6 hours to reach these places by train.

Which airport is closest to New York?

John F. Kennedy International Airport is closest to New York.

This blog was all about solo travel destinations from New York. Hope you liked the list of places that we mentioned. Tell us in the comments the name of the place you are planning to travel to. Safe travels! 

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